In 2016, IGCS expanded its awards program to recognize the importance of the good work its members are doing to advance the field of gynecologic oncology worldwide. Award recipients are recognized at the IGCS Global Meeting.

Distinguished Advocacy Award

This award recognizes advocates and/or advocacy organizations that provide active, dedicated service to patients/survivors, families, and caregivers—on a local, regional, or international level—and persistently engage in the fight against gynecologic and other cancers

2020 Recipients:
Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie, MD & Innovating Health International | USA/Haiti
Runcie Chidebe & Project PINK BLUE | Nigeria
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance | USA

2019 Recipients:
Venus Ginés | USA
Miho Katagi | Japan
Benda Kithaka and Women4Cancer Early Detection & Treatment | Kenya

Outstanding Achievement in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Award

Presented to gynecologic oncologist recognized for their lifetime surgical achievements and contributions in gynecologic oncology.

2019 Recipient: Manuel Penalver, MD| USA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Formerly referred to as the Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Oncology, this award recognizes individual(s) who have performed an outstanding service and accomplishment spanning their career in gynecologic oncology. The goal is to recognize a life of excellence and service to gynecologic oncology.

2020 Recipients:
Monica Bacon, RN | Canada
Nicoletta Colombo, MD, PhD | Italy

2019 Recipient: Sergio Pecorelli, MD, PhD | Italy

2018 Recipient: Henry Kitchener, MD | UK

2016 Recipient: Ali Ayhan, MD | Turkey

Excellence in Teaching Award

Recognizes individuals deeply committed and dedicated to the profession who exemplifies the core components of teaching and education.

2020 Recipient: Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH | USA

2019 Recipient: Groesbeck Parham, MD | USA/Zambia

2018 Recipient: Peter Heintz, MD, PhD | The Netherlands

2016 Recipient: Michael Bookman, MD  | USA

Global Humanitarian Award

Recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations or programs who work to improve access to quality gynecologic oncology services in low to middle income countries.

2018 Recipient: Edward Trimble, MD, MPH and the NCI Center for Global Health | USA

2016 Recipient: Lynette Denny, MD, PhD  | South Africa

Award for Community Advancement in Resource-Limited Settings

Acknowledges those improving their own communities with dedication to providing or facilitating advanced medical education and training in resource-limited settings to improve screening, prevention, and treatment of women affected by gynecologic cancer.

2019 Recipient: Jorge Saad Souen, MD | Brazil

2018 Recipient: Agnes Binagwaho, MD, PhD | Rwanda

2016 Recipient: Kathleen Schmeler, MD | USA

View past winners of the IGCS Excellence Award